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Barrie Keeffe Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barrie Keeffe.

I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.
- Barrie Keeffe

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

 

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

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What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Simple is the only way I can write.
- Don Gibson

I cannot write music.
I cannot play the piano.
- Jayne Meadows

I'm very happy with the way I write.
I think I do it good.
But I've never really considered myself a writer.
- Quentin Tarantino

I write first for myself as a therapeutic process,
to get stuff out and to deal with it.
- Lucinda Williams

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff.
Then I've got books of lyrics.
I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it...
so I don't write a million songs.
- Christine McVie

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
- Virginia Woolf

I'm all over the place.
As you may have seen from the credits,
I write with everybody.
- Michael McKean

If there is a book that you want to read,
but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
- Toni Morrison

I am lucky enough to have Aaron Sorkin write what I have to say.
- Allison Janney

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

Advice to beginning SF writers? Write a lot,
finish what you write, and when it's done,
keep sending it out for quite awhile.
- Rudy Rucker

It's much easier to write when you're sad.
But you can end up isolated and depressed because you
almost need to put yourself in that situation to have
that angst to write from.
- Natalie Imbruglia

We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.
- Travis Barker

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter.
I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book,
If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
- Alice Walker

I write a story as if it were a letter to someone and essentially,
that's what you do.
- Theodore Sturgeon

If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of,
use a pen-name for that.
- Dean Koontz

All experience helps when you write.
- Jerome Lawrence

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a
genre or style you're not familiar with is the best
way to find the Big Block looming.
- Jeffery Deaver

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms,
stiffen into cold epigrams.
Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.
- F. H. Bradley

I don't like people telling me what to do,
or trying to MAKE me write songs.
- Dave Davies

It is a fact often observed,
that men have written good verses
under the inspiration of passion,
who cannot write well under other circumstances.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another,
but if you write your characters that way,
the story becomes too hard to follow.
- Jessica Cutler

My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to
nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point.
And since I write pornography, naturally,
something of an obsession for me.
- Peter Sotos

Read a lot.
Write a lot.
Have fun.
- Daniel Pinkwater

I write best in the morning, and I can only write for about half a day,
that's about it.
- Norton Juster

I think my books talk about kids learning to like and
respect themselves and each other.
You can't write a message book; you just tell the best
story you know how to tell.
- Paula Danziger

But then you have to write a song, so at that point,
I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics.
- Jim Capaldi

Well I don't write, I attempt to scribble here and there.
And no, nothing ever so grand as being published.
- Charles Keating

When you write something it has to hit the level that
you accept as being good.
- Will Champion

I write because I can't imagine not writing.
- Richard Price

I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them...
I have.
- Joss Stone

I know already the music I will write.
But the words? I have not yet decided.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody,
you have to write words and not be redundant and make
some semblance of a story.
- Glenn Danzig

I don't use a pen.
I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
- Jay Dratler

Why write for the orchestra? For one thing it's a very challenging problem.
- Elliott Carter

When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference
between the first draft and the final.
I write what feels right to begin with.
I rarely make any major changes.
- Len Wein

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety,
on topics to which we are biased by prejudice,
interest, or even principle.
- Joseph Lancaster

I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material
for various comics that were at the Windmill...
as well as my film job, I was under contract,
I was allowed to do that and everything.
- Val Guest

I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour,
and write from six until midnight, night after night.
- Marguerite Young

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent
the music first and push the music to the level that
I had to compete against it.
- Axl Rose

I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell,
I don't sell it before I finish writing it.
- Ann Patchett

Write what you feel.
Write because of that need for expression.
- Dorothy Fields

I tend to write in the mornings.
- Scott Turow

How does one happen to write a poem:
where does it come from? That is the question asked
by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
- Allen Tate

With this first novel, I am just above the foothills,
but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire
to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest.
- Guy Johnson


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